Thumbnails & Meeting in Person
Week of July 11, 2022
This week we’ve been busy on publishing directly from the Curvenote web-app, we will be able to tell you more next week. Meanwhile, we shipped some changes to meta tag information for Curvenote websites including adding thumbnails for social images and previews when you paste or share a link.
By default, Curvenote will look for and use the first image from your Article or Notebook and use that as the thumbnail, but you can also override that by specifying a
thumbnail field in the page or project Frontmatter when working locally, or by uploading a thumbnail image via the Article settings when working in curvenote.com.
#Curvenote Retreat 2022
This week the Curvenote team got together in one room for the first time. We’re a small remote team so meeting up like this was a great chance to chat outside of google meet, plan and do some group programming.
As well as hitting the trails and steaks in Banff, we spent time equalizing knowledge across our broad code base, especially going into details on some of the open source projects like MyST and Thebe that our team has been leading contributions on. We also planned and started implementing out our next-generation build system, which uses a lot of the same tools we use to deploy curvenote websites for researchers and authors who work with us.
Other resources from Curvenote
We overhauled the curvenote.com site to make better use of the new publishing tools and CLI.
We added all sorts of scholarly metadata, including licenses, DOIs, arXiv links, open access statements, binder & GitHub links, and more.
This week we released new hover popovers for links as well as improved the SEO for users articles.
This week we released improvements to our metadata and tagging to show thumbnails when you share an article. We also went through some of the recent changes and fixes in the Curvenote app and extension.
This week we hosted a webinar showing off our new publishing in-app no-code publishing features
An orcid.org is a persistent digital identifier for researchers which is widely used. You can now conenct your ORCID account directly to your Curvenote profile.